Telefónica R&D has unveiled the first ‘Smart Dress’ prototype that can accurately capture information about surrounding elements and analyse how it affects people’s emotions. If the picture is anything to go by, our guess would be ‘disappointed’.
Paint giant Dulux has created a tablet and mobile based online services that aims to make ‘interior designers’ affordable for all.
Verifone and Swipp, a leading Danish mobile payment app, are to integrate Swipp as an accepted payment method for more than 30,000 Danish merchants using Verifone devices. The development of the app has been supported by more than 70 banks in Denmark.
Greggs and Marks & Spencer offer the best quality free Wi-Fi of the UK’s leading high street brands, according to a study released today by Wi-Fi experts Devicescape. But when brands are ranked according to a combination of the quality of their Wi-Fi and the ease with which it can (more…)
Welsh tech startup Veeqo has launched what it believes is the first inventory iPhone app for retailers. Sellers can now easily track their inventory from anywhere by using their phone and change their stock levels on the move. Retailers can quickly find products using the iPhone camera as a barcode (more…)
Almost two in five internet users in the US will use wearables by 2019, predicts research from eMarketer. The next several years will continue to see double-digit growth in the number of Americans using wearable devices, according to the analyst’s first wearables forecast.
Global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi has unveiled the Internet of Pumpkins, a Wi-Fi enabled pumpkin that gives users a ‘trick or treat’ experience to highlight the potential risks of connecting to free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Brick and mortar retailers trying to maximize sales opportunities have been hindered when it comes to gaining access to the deep analysis most online stores receive as data scientists measure clicks, track customers’ online journeys and study what happens when carts are abandoned.
A comprehensive analysis of 1.4 billion online transactions reveals that early investment in apps and understanding mobile marketing should be key strategies for retailers, as mobile is now key to most paths to purchase.
Owen Chen, President and CEO of global POS solutions developer Posiflex Technology, Inc., discusses the impact that mobile point of sale is having on the retail landscape. Rising internet access through smartphones and tablets together with the growth of online retailing has led to a new breed of customer, one (more…)
Tesla, the electric performance car maker founded by PayPal creator Elon Musk, is hitting the headlines for rolling out an electric SUV in the US and, at a stroke, upping the ante for electric cars to go mainstream. But the Model S performance saloon that is already on the market (more…)
House of Fraser has introduced Augmented Reality (AR) into its iPhone and iPad shopping apps, allowing customers to access apps and shop from immersive content such as videos, music, 3D product previews, recipes and shoppable lookbooks.
Ahead of this year’s InternetRetailing Conference (IRC 2015) we’re running a series of previews of the event and interviewing key speakers at the event. Here Chloe Rigby talks to Robin Phillips, multichannel director at Boots UK, head of his presentation.
The luxury market has outperformed other retail sectors and experienced double-digit growth in orders over the last year, largely due to the rapid adoption of mobile commerce, according to the latest Luxury Shopping Focus report from Demandware.
In this new era of convenience, where digital channels are ubiquitous, consumers now expect the ability to make purchases wherever and whenever they choose. However, this does not mean that businesses should reject other channels. John Rakowski, Director of Technology Strategy, at AppDynamics explains
Big brand retailers such as Ted Baker, Dune and leading Airports are all being linked with the launch of a new augmented in store advertising solution that uses customer smartphone date to more effectively monetize shop floor space.
Retailers look set to be able to use location and beacons to better understand what consumers are doing – and make them timely, relevant offers as well as gathering vital data – with the launch of some smart new SaaS technology. Users of Confirmit Horizons will now be able to (more…)
New data from Juniper Research reveals that retailers seeking to capitalise on the growing Internet of Things trend – where inanimate objects get connected to the web via mobile tech – will spend an estimated $2.5 billion in hardware and installation costs, nearly a fourfold increase over this year’s estimated $670 (more…)
Mother care has tweaked its already very successful app to offer a range of customer service functions led by digital receipts, but also including a baby namer, kick/contraction counters, a pregnancy week-by-week guide, a collection of lullabies, baby tunes and essentials lists.
The number of cellular M2M connections in the retail industry reached 23.1 million worldwide in 2014, according to a new research report from Berg Insight.